Hi guys, I've gone to a couple of local bike shops.
I'm thinking of getting a 29'' MTB because I'll be riding a mix of road/pavement, and fire trails (too rough for a hybrid to handle).
1) Specialized Hardrock Disk 29'' http://www.specialized.com/au/en-au/...rdrock-disc-29
The guy talked to me about the X Caliber 5 http://www.trekbikes.com/au/en/bikes...29/x_caliber_5
$749 (A bit above my budget...)
But I also want to know if the $100 extra is worth it compared to the X Caliber 4: http://www.trekbikes.com/au/en/bikes...29/x_caliber_4
Thanks for the help guys, its hard to get unbiased, good advice on these types of things. All the guy said (the Trek guy) was that the X Caliber 5 had more durable, better quality 'components' compared to the others. Does it matter if I'll be doing modest Mountain biking; no crazy jumping etc! I am a beginner MTB and want to be safe
Why is the Hardrock so much cheaper? Is the Trek worth the extra $$?